All 4,300 temporary homes completed in quake-hit Kumamoto

Nov 14, 2016

All 4,300 temporary homes completed in quake-hit Kumamoto

Construction of all temporary housing units in Kumamoto Prefecture was completed Monday, paving the way for people forced from their homes by last April’s powerful earthquakes to start rebuilding their lives. The last 42 homes to be finished were in the town of Mifune, ...

Kumamoto marks one month since devastating main earthquake

May 16, 2016

Kumamoto marks one month since devastating main earthquake

Kumamoto and other southwestern prefectures on Monday marked one month since the second of two massive earthquakes struck the region in quick succession, leaving a total of 49 people dead. The second quake, believed to be the main temblor, registered magnitude 7.3 and came ...

Quake support scarce for people with autism, other disorders

May 6, 2016

Quake support scarce for people with autism, other disorders

People with developmental disorders such as autism tend to suffer more during disasters, and the Kumamoto Earthquake is no exception. Since the fatal quakes last month, families with such children have been avoiding public shelters out of fear that their youngsters might have problems ...

Apr 22, 2016

Looters ransack empty homes and an inn after Kumamoto quake

In the aftermath of the powerful earthquakes that struck Kyushu, evacuated homes and other buildings have fallen prey to burglars, officials of the National Police Agency said Thursday. With as many as 89,000 people still taking shelter at evacuation facilities in Kumamoto Prefecture amid ...